When Punky is grounded for neglecting her studies, she gets angry and vows to be "the perfect parent" to her own children someday. Later that night, she dreams that she's the mother and Henry is her little boy...and it's not a pretty sight!
Cherie's cousins Paula and Bobby arrive for a visit. Trouble starts when Punky realizes that Paula, who is their age, cannot read...and Punky and Cherie have very different opinions on how to address the situation.
Punky has a massive crush on 16-year-old Kevin Dowling, who is helping her install a stereo in the treehouse, and she will do just about anything to earn his affections. Meanwhile, Henry fears the worst when he notices his daughter's newfound obsession with the young man.